Cleveland, OH (Disney)

Cleveland, OH (Disney)

2004

Brian Ulrich

(American, b. 1971)

Chromogenic process color print

Image: 110.6 x 132.1 cm (43 9/16 x 52 in.)

Gift of Katherine Solender and William E. Katzin 2007.170

Impression: 2

Description

Soon after the tragic events of 9/11 in 2001, Ulrich began to photograph American citizens throughout the Midwest who, as he wrote, “were encouraged to take to the malls to boost the U.S. economy through shopping, thereby equating consumerism with patriotism.” Unobtrusively, he recorded—with wit and empathy—people of all ages and from all strata of society caught in the process of deciding what to buy in the environments of vast shopping malls and big box stores. In this vivid image, the former Cleveland resident isolated a young consumer seemingly overwhelmed by an overabundance of appealing toys stocked in the Disney Store located in Cleveland’s Terminal Tower.
Gift of Katherine Solender and William E. Katzin 2007.170

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